get what's coming (to one)

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get what's coming (to one)

To receive what one deserves. Don't worry about those stool pigeons, we'll make sure they get what's coming. After all her hard work, I really hope Mary finally gets what's coming to her.
See also: coming, get
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Even on all those literate, brilliant British detective shows on Mystery, the justice being offered up is retributive justice--justice that makes certain all the bad folks get what's coming to them.